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Darton State College Alumni Newsletter

Darton College Alumni Association News Letter

May 2011 Vol. 1 Issue 7

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Darton Becomes A State College


The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted May 10 to approve a four-year nursing program at Darton College in an effort to help address a nursing shortage in Georgia that would surely impact quality of healthcare, medical errors, and costs absent any action by state leaders. 

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Darton News

Henry Huckaby Named New Chancellor of the University System of Georgia

Photo: Henry HuckabyHenry Huckaby was named the New Chancellor of the University System of Georgia by the Board of Regents Friday, May 6. The former state representative who resigned his seat in the Georgia Legislature last week, will oversee the 35 colleges and universities within the university system as well as the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Georgia Public Library System. He is succeeding Chancellor Erroll Davis, who is retiring June 30.

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Darton: The Best Education For Your Money

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents approved a 3 percent tuition increase April 19 in an effort to make up in some small measure for the state's budget shortfall. The increase will go into effect this fall, however, Darton is faring better than many of the other colleges within the university system. Although tuition costs may be on the rise in Georgia, Darton College still remains the best value for your money when it comes to the quality of education received.

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Students Participate in Service Trip During Spring Break

Darton students were given the experience of a lifetime during a spring break trip to the Florida Keys. Not only did they have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world, but they also completed an important mission - repairing and preserving the habitat of local marine mammals.

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Darton Students, Faculty, and Staff Receive Awards at Honors Night Ceremony

Darton College honored top students, staff,  and faculty teaching excellence at the 43rdannual Honors Awards Ceremony Wednesday, April 27. The ceremony was held in the Darton College Theatre.

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Andrew Wilder Named Darton College's 2011 Academic Recognition Student

Photo: Dr. Sireno, Andrew Wilder, and Dr. BarnetteAndrew Wilder has been named Darton College’s Academic Recognition Student for 2011. Each college in the University System of Georgia annually selects one student to honor for their academic achievements.

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Four Darton Staff Members Receive NISOD Awards

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has recognized four members of the Darton College faculty and staff for their outstanding contributions to teaching and learning.

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Master Art Class Coming to Darton June 17-19

Photo: Rob BuntinDarton College's Office of Alumni Development and the Humanities Division will host a Master Art Class on the Darton campus June 17-19. The three day class will focus on subject and medium selections, understanding acrylic technique, and introductions into art history and art critique. Two renowned artists, Andrew Tatler-Burgess and Rob Buntin, will be teaching their techniques in a small intimate setting.

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Alumni News

Register for the Darton College Alumni Association!

You can now pre-register for the Darton College Alumni Association! Annual fees are $35 and allow you to take advantage of a vast array of benefits designed to save you money and make your life easier. No matter what stage of life you find yourself in, we have something for you!

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Sports News

Men's Golf Wins NJCAA Division I District Championship

Photo: Men's  Golf TeamIn a monumental victory, the Darton College men's golf team won the NJCAA Division I District Championship April 19 in Alexandria City, Alabama. They made history when they won their first-ever trip to the event after moving up from Division II this offseason. Now they've set their sights on winning the NJCAA Division I National Championships on May 17-20.

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Lea Henry Named New Head Women's Basketball Coach

Darton College named Lea Henry as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach May 4. Coach Henry, a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, brings many years of experience with her.

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Darton Sports On Fire As Men's Golf and Women's Softball Compete For National Championships

Darton College's Men's Golf and Women's Softball teams are each heading to the National Championships this week. 

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